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Accountant I or II

Company: Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County,Inc. Helping People. Changing Lives. CAPSLO Mission, Vision and Core Values CAPSLO has a vaccination policy for employees.

If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. Hourly Rate of Pay: Accountant I: $25.00 - $30.00 Accountant II: $28.00 - $36.00 Position Summary: The accountant's primary responsibility is to provide accounting and budgetary support to a wide variety of programs within the agency. Included in the duties are timely and accurate reporting, reconciliation of general ledger accounts, preparing adjustments, analyzing financial statements and budgeting. Supports CAPSLO's mission by ensuring the appropriate programs are budgeted, accounted and reconciled effectively so the programs can serve as many families and individuals in the community as possible.

Minimum Educational & Experience Requirements: 1. Bachelor's Degree in accounting or related field. 2. Minimum of three to five years of experience in the field of accounting.

3. Overall experience with accounts payable, receivables, financial statement analysis, and bank reconciliations. Accountant II is distinguished from Accountant I by the following: 1. Accountant II shall have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in accounting or a related field.

2. Accountant II requires minimum direct supervision. An Accountant II is expected to work more independently and have a greater breadth of knowledge and experience. 3.

Accountant II will not only have a larger workload including multiple contracts and projects but will also be expected to provide more detailed fiscal analysis, forecasting, mentoring of less experienced staff and provide fiscal trainings for program staff as needed. 4. Accountant II must be able to grasp a thorough working knowledge of various state and federal rules and regulations. 5.

Accountant II position may include supervision of other finance department staff. Responsibilities will include training and review of their work on an ongoing basis. In addition they must formally evaluate each of their assigned staff's performance annually. Responsibilities & Duties: Financial Statements & Reports: 1.

Overall responsibility for timely monthly reporting to Program Directors. This should include a minimum of: a) Monthly meeting and review with the Program Director b) Monthly meeting with the CFO and Program Director c) Other additional meetings as needed 2. Prepares monthly recurring journal entries as per journal entry checklist. 3.

Performs account analysis on all balance sheet and revenue and expense accounts as required and investigates and explains variances. Required to bring significant budget variances to CFO's and Directors' attention. 4. Prepares timely adjustments to the financial statements when needed.

5. Reports to the funding source with all required financial information by the deadlines as noted in the funding terms of the agreement. 6. Prints and distributes financial statements and reports monthly to Program Directors and appropriate program staff.

7. Prepares annual departmental budgets and/or individual grant budgets in conjunction with the Program Director. 8. Prepares monthly and annual fiscal summary for assigned contracts for Finance Committee presentation and review.

9. Performs other accounting related duties as assigned. Overall Grant Administration: 1. Prepares and updates as needed agency wide grant/contract listing and report due date schedule.

2. Oversees maintenance of contract files and abstracts on each grant. 3. Prepares timely billing for reimbursement of expenditures.

4. Prepares financial reports for a diverse array of programs as required by various funding sources and regulatory agencies. Program areas include but are not limited to Energy, Health, Homeless, Food, Head Start, Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and State Child Development programs. 5.

All accountants are cross-trained and shall have a basic understanding and familiarity with all the programs that Community Action operates. Any accountant can potentially work on any program at any time and may be asked to cover when needed due to illness, vacation, etc. Fixed Assets & Bank Reconciliation: Must have demonstrated ability to perform the following: 1. Oversees the safeguarding of company assets and make sure that accounting is in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (G.A.A.P.) and other applicable funding terms and conditions.

2. Reconciles capital purchases, maintains the Fixed Asset ledger and calculates quarterly depreciation entries. 3. Reconciles the general ledger cash accounts to the bank statement in a timely manner.

Includes accounting for void and outstanding checks, bank charges and account transfers. Other Requirements: 1. Must be proficient in analyzing general ledger accounts and adjusting balances through the preparation of well-documented journal entries. 2.

Must possess effective communication skills, both verbal and written. 3. Maintains a schedule of all grantor reports and their respective due dates. 4.

Ensures reports to regulatory agencies are submitted as required by our contracts. 5. Assists in preparation of annual estimate of indirect revenue. 6.

Codes cash receipts to appropriate revenue accounts and approves expenditure vouchers daily for assigned contracts. 7. Prepares Audit Schedules as requested by CFO for both the March and June annual audits. 8.

Must be available during the audit time period for assistance in gathering data, preparing schedules and answering questions. 9. Performs work in accordance with G.A.A.P.; is knowledgeable and well-read on these principles as well as those required by various funding terms and conditions of contracts. 10.

Must be able to relate well to all people of the community regardless of color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or socio-economic level. 11. Must use reasonable precautions in the performance of one's duties and adhere to all applicable safety rules and practices; and act in such a manner as to assure at all times maximum safety to one's self, fellow employees, clients and children. 12.

Employment is contingent upon meeting all job requirements and background requirements: criminal history check, education verification, acknowledgement of child abuse reporting responsibility, criminal record statement, etc. Employment is contingent upon receiving a clearance from appropriate authorities. 13. Must understand, uphold, and continue working toward accomplishing the mission, strategic goals and performance measures of the agency.

14. Preferred bilingual/biliterate (English and Spanish) Physical and Environmental Requirements: Position requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, twisting, bending. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. Simple grasping and hand manipulation required as well as reaching above and below shoulder level.

Requires working indoors in temperature controlled environment with some exposure to copier and printer chemicals/fumes. IND1 Compensation and Benefits Package Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Plan CAPSLO offers benefits through a group medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, life and AD&D insurance program. CAPSLO pays the full amount (100%) of the premiums to cover full-time employees, and half (50%) of the premiums to cover eligible part-time employees. Eligible employees may elect, at their own cost, to have medical, dental and vision insurance coverage for their dependents.

Additionally, CAPSLO offers a Long Term Disability ("LTD") insurance program for eligible employees. Retirement Savings Plan CAPSLO offers eligible employees the opportunity to contribute a portion of their earnings to a Section 403(b) Retirement Plan. Employees are 100% vested upon enrollment into the plan. CAPSLO matches 60% of every dollar contributed up to an annual maximum of 15% of your annual salary (not to exceed IRS limits) after 6 months of employment.

Holidays Twelve paid holidays during the course of the each calendar year. Employees also receive one extra workday off with pay as a "Personal Holiday." Vacation/Sick Leave CAPSLO awards 80-160 hours of vacation annually with a maximum accrual of 320 hours, depending on years of service. Paid Sick time is accrued at 8 hours per month (based on weekly hours) with a maximum accrual of 280 hours. CAPSLO also offers the opportunity to convert unused sick time to vacation and a vacation cash out for eligible employees once a year.

Additional Benefits CAPSLO offers additional benefits including employee assistance program (EAP), reduced rates for pet insurance, reduced rates for cellular phone service, reduced rates for car rentals, and additional time off for positions classified as exempt, and workers' compensation insurance. For questions regarding the application process or open positions, contact the Recruiting Department at 805-544-4355 or email EOE/ V/ ADA/ Drug Free Workplace/ Asset Infused Organization. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo , Accountant I or II, Accounting, Auditing , San Luis Obispo, California

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